Updates on Max Pacioretty, Sergei Gonchar, John-Michael Liles, Shawn Horcoff, Jim Slater and Sven Baertschi.
LA PRESSE: Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty remains critical of the NHL’s position in its CBA talks with the NHLPA.
ESPN.COM: Pierre LeBrun reports Ottawa Senators defenseman Sergei Gonchar intends to play out his contract with the Senators if the lockout ends during this season, after which he’d prefer to play one more season in the NHL. Craig Custance reports Edmonton Oilers center Shawn Horcoff is critical of NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.
NBC SPORTS PRO HOCKEY TALK: Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman John-Michael Liles will be coaching a prep high school team in Culver, Indiana. Liles played for the same school back in the late 1990s.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets forward Jim Slater recently took his family to Churchill, Manitoba to watch some polar bears.
CALGARY HERALD: Promising Flames forward Sven Baertschi is off to a hot start with the club’s AHL affiliate in Abbotsford, BC.